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Easy seaside living in beach villa: Onrus

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
11 guests
1 night minimum
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Woelwaters, the ideal family getaway, is situated on the beach front at Onrusrivier, a small village on the southern Cape coast - a mere hour's drive from Cape Town International Airport. Woelwaters has an excellent location on the main beach, facing the lagoon and the Onrus river mouth. Here you can relax in comfortable beach house style, while watching southern right whales frolicking in Walker Bay from your terrace, the living room, and even from the main bedroom! This part of the southern Cape coast is a well-known holiday and whale-watching destination. The house is literally a stone's throw away from the beach, and located at one of the more popular surfing spots in the area. The Onrus lagoon is a safe haven for little ones, while the surf provides the adrenalin rush for those wh...Woelwaters, the ideal family getaway, is situated on the beach front at Onrusrivier, a small village on the southern Cape coast - a mere hour's drive from Cape Town International Airport. Woelwaters has an excellent location on the main beach, facing the lagoon and the Onrus river mouth. Here you can relax in comfortable beach house style, while watching southern right whales frolicking in Walker Bay from your terrace, the living room, and even from the main bedroom! This part of the southern Cape coast is a well-known holiday and whale-watching destination. The house is literally a stone's throw away from the beach, and located at one of the more popular surfing spots in the area. The Onrus lagoon is a safe haven for little ones, while the surf provides the adrenalin rush for those who need it. The house was originally built by the owner’s father and, while renovated in a comfortable beach house style, it is very well equipped to provide in all the comforts you may need. The design and decor of the house lends itself to a no fuss and ultimately relaxing holiday, with the best views of the beach and the bay imaginable. A barbeque area in the back garden is ideal for lazy summer days, while a fireplace in the living room provides for the chilly winter evenings. Immaculately maintained, Woelwaters is an inviting family home that, in total, sleeps 11 people. You have the option of renting the main house; main house and annex; or the annex only. Great care has been taken to ensure your privacy and enjoyment of the surroundings. It is also ideally suited to be rented as one unit and can accommodate a big family group or group of friends with ease and comfort. MAIN HOUSE The main house sleeps 7 people. It has three bedrooms, each having a bathroom at its disposal. The fully equipped open plan kitchen adjoins the living area with a dining table that can seat at least ten people. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, two fridges, toaster, kettle and everything else that can be expected in a well-equipped kitchen. The spacious living areas invites you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular location. Patio doors open to the beachfront. A fireplace ensures cosy comfort on chilly nights. A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels. Free and unlimited wifi is also available. All three bedrooms and two of the bathrooms are upstairs, with the main bedroom overlooking the bay with patio doors that open up to an inviting terrace with views of the bay, mountains, main beach and lagoon. The main bathroom has a shower, toilet, washbasin and a bath, while the other two each has a toilet, shower and basin. Linen is provided, and towels are available on request. ANNEX The annex sleeps 4 people. It can be rented as an independent unit consisting out of two bedrooms, one in the loft and the other sea facing, with French doors opening to the beachfront. The kitchenette and open plan living area opens up to a barbeque area and small garden with a view of the mountains and the sea. Kitchen amenities include a microwave oven, a two plate stove with a small oven, a fridge, toaster, kettle and all other basic kitchen utensils. The loft bedroom has a double bed with an en suite bathroom consisting of a shower, washbasin and toilet, while the other has twin beds and the bathroom has a shower, washbasin and toilet. Linen is provided, and towels are available on request. A TV and DSTV decoder is provided, with full access to all DSTV channels. Free and unlimited wifi is also available. GARDEN HOUSE AND BARBEQUE AREA There is a small garden house in the back yard that provide safe storage space for wetsuits, surf boards and bicycles. The barbeque area is partially enclosed should it rain, and we aim to provide wood for our guests. There is an outside shower for the brave!More
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About the Owner
Aletta J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

I could imagine myself getting old here😂. The views are magical and has everything you need. There is also a nice restaurant right around the corner.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank PaulConlon
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Very comfortable home in the most fantastic location overlooking the beach. Would definitely stay again.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank 585sarahb585
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been going to Woelwaters for many years with our friends and children. We love the close proximity to the beach and lagoon. Once your park your car, you walk everywhere. Children enjoy the rock pools and the spent hours in the lagoon learning...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Phoebe v
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stayed at Woelwaters holiday home, with my two daughters Basia and Lulu and we had the time of our life. I could sit on the veranda and watch them on te beach. It is close to restaurants and shops. The house is spotless, security in...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Johan B
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful position , beautiful views, clean accommodation - had everything we needed. Will definitely go back again .

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank Michelle W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Onrus is a small village on the southern Cape Coast. It is just outside (10 minutes drive) of the bigger town of Hermanus. The area is well known for it's wineries, whale-watching, water sports and golf courses. It is an hour's drive from Cape Town (or the Cape Town International Airport), and has an unique ambience with the sea, fynbos-clad mountains and river mouths. The white sandy beaches, numerous restaurants, quaint coffee shops, craft markets and interesting local shops attract many visitors, especially in the whale watching season from June/July to early December. Hermanus is one of the few towns with a local whale-crier that announces the arrival and presence of southern right whales in Walker Bay and an annual whale festival in September. Onrus itself has a wonderful sandy beac...
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